problems after chlamydia

Posted by kas1792 @kas1792, Aug 13, 2016

I contracted Chlamydia from my partner and was treated within the month of getting it. shortly after being treated i noticed i was having discharge and abdominal bloating, cramping, irregular periods, spotting and bleeding during intercourse, pressure in my bladder, urine frequency and burning. i went back to my doctor on base (i am military) and she said it was strange i was having these issues and she sent me for another chlamydia test. it was negative. i went toan urgent care off base because the pain was extremely annoying and i couldn’t stand the constant visits to the bathroom. i was treated for a UTI even thought my tests weren’t positive for one. i was given cipro and also sent for my second chlamydia test because of my discharge. after a few days of the cipro not working i was able to get an appointment on base. the doctor performed a pelvic exam and got cultures and then diagnosed me with pelvic inflammatory disease and prescribed me levaquin and also flagyl because i had BV….i was sent for std checks again and it was negative as well. and sent for a ultrasound pelvic and trans bag which came back normal. i took the levaquin for two weeks and had absolutely no change in anything. i had seen my OBGYN and she said it wasn’t a big deal. the medicine would treat it and off i went… so after i was done the levaquin i had all of the same symptoms so i went back to urgent care and told the woman my problems and she did a pelvic exam.. said my cervix was irritated looking so she gave me a shot and two weeks of doxy. i had noticed myself slowly getting better in this time.. but as soon as medication was done i noticed symptoms came back. so i went back to the base doctor. she was extremely rude to me. yelled at me for having unprotected sex which at the time i had obviously stopped since being diagnosed with pid. my pelvic exam was painful… then she just prescribed me levaquin again….and azithromicin(spelling is suspect) and set me for more labs…. urine tests..uti check etc all negative. within five days of taking the levaquin no change. i decided to go to the ER and tell them my situation. the lady told me because of my past of endometriosis and my surgeries for it that i could possibly just be having a lot going on. so they gave me rosephin through an iv and also gave me doxy cyclone and flagyl.. also performed an ultrasound. ultrasound was normal besides cysts this time. but i have a history of cysts. so while taking this medicine i noticed a difference. i saw my ob again she told me it would just “take time”…. i then left my base because i am now stationed in korea. so my time in-between bases i was home on leave. i started experiencing the same issues once again. along with a killer yeast infection. i started taking anti biotics but the pain and urine issues were so annoying i decided to go to the urgent care. they turned me away and told me to go to the er. the doctor told me my ultrasound was okay besides the one large cyst on my left ovary had the possibility to cause pain.. which i feel. and she said right now nothing was an emergency so she could only treat me for the yeast infection and to follow up with an OBGYN. and that there was no way pid was still possible at this point. so then i called my insurance to try to get approval for an OB and they had to give me a primary care provider first, so by the time i saw one she gave me a referral and no OBGYNs would take me in a short time. so i was screwed. i went for a follow up with them and she did a pelvic exam and more tests for chlamydia and all. everything was negative. so nothing i could besides suck it up. i just now get to my base in korea and we have no obgyn readily available. i went to my doctor and gave him this entire same story because now I’m having a lot of discharge and bad cramping spotting and also bloating and urinary issues again and he did cultures and said it looked like some sort of infection…. he told me it was most likely not pid anymore… and also said i probably have interstitial cystitis… he told me to change my diet and come back in two weeks. I’m tired of this. i want to be better but i just don’t understand what is going on with me. i asked to be referred to an OB at another base about three hours away but he said it wouldn’t do any good. I’m just exhausted and feel helpless and i want this fixed before anything else goes wrong…… so now i have to wait two weeks to be seen again.. i don’t understand how i am diagnosed with this when this problem has been happening only since i got chlamydia.. that was back in march. i just need answers or someone with advice who has gone through this that can help me at all..

@lisalucier

Hi, @junny500 – welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Sorry to hear about the discharge.

Hoping that @lifesha12 and @poppysmith may have some insights on the residual discharge. @travelgirl and @contentandwell may also have some thoughts.

In the meantime, here is some Mayo Clinic information on chlamydia https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chlamydia/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355355. This section may have applicability to what you mentioned about the discharge: "In most cases, the infection resolves within one to two weeks. During that time, you should abstain from sex. Your sexual partner or partners also need treatment even if they have no signs or symptoms. Otherwise, the infection can be passed back and forth between sexual partners."

Other than this discharge @juny500, how are you feeling?

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@lisalucier @junny500 Sorry, but I have no experience or knowledge about vaginal discharges or urinary tract discharges.

I do have experience with having to urinate frequently — urinary incontinence — and know that citrus, carbonated beverages, coffee, tea, and chocolate can exacerbate the problem. I rarely drink carbonated beverages now, but I do continue to drink coffee, and occasionally tea and do not find coffee to be a huge problem. I read that coffee is not really a diuretic in people who are acclimated to drinking it, and I believe that to be true of me. I also do eat chocolate and have not noticed that to be a problem for me either.
JK

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Im having the same issues. Burning, itchy, painful urination and throbbing after being treated for chylmidia. Im always very crampy so I'm not concerned about PID. No strange or out of the ordinary discharge. Cleared for a UTI at the time of the chlymidia test.

I drank a probiotic smoothie and got some yogurt to balance my vaginal flora. I got a 1 day tioconazole for yeast infection treatment too. I know theyre common after anitbiotics.

I think i may have interstitial cystitis mentioned above. Ive had this pelvic/lower back pain for years now and manage my diet well to control further pain. Only reason i knew to get tested for the chlymidia was because i was cramping badly like it was my period. Then i had the most painful period of my life. All with a rapid heart beat like i knew my body was fighting something. The rest of this discomfort passed being treated is baffling.

Again, i hope its just a yeast infection. I still have anti biotics for misdiagnosed uti if i really think the chlymidia hasn't cleared…

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@softame45

Im having the same issues. Burning, itchy, painful urination and throbbing after being treated for chylmidia. Im always very crampy so I'm not concerned about PID. No strange or out of the ordinary discharge. Cleared for a UTI at the time of the chlymidia test.

I drank a probiotic smoothie and got some yogurt to balance my vaginal flora. I got a 1 day tioconazole for yeast infection treatment too. I know theyre common after anitbiotics.

I think i may have interstitial cystitis mentioned above. Ive had this pelvic/lower back pain for years now and manage my diet well to control further pain. Only reason i knew to get tested for the chlymidia was because i was cramping badly like it was my period. Then i had the most painful period of my life. All with a rapid heart beat like i knew my body was fighting something. The rest of this discomfort passed being treated is baffling.

Again, i hope its just a yeast infection. I still have anti biotics for misdiagnosed uti if i really think the chlymidia hasn't cleared…

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Hi, @softame45 – welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Sorry to hear about the pain, throbbing and itching after being treated for chlamydia.

Hoping that @junny500 @lifesha12 @poppysmith may have some input for you on these symptoms.

Has your doctor weighed in on these symptoms you are having post-treatment, @softame45? If so, what did he or she say about it? Are you thinking of asking your doctor about interstitial cystitis, since you mentioned this was a potential concern?

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Did this problem ever resolve for anyone? I'm experiencing nearly exactly the same thing, I was treated for chlamydia two months ago and now I'm experiencing thick yellow discharge, pelvic pain and frequent urination. Went back to the clinic and all my tests for everything were negative, the nurse concluded I had PID and gave me an injection and a two week course of antibiotics, which my symptoms have definitely improved but not completely gone away. I'm worried that once I stop taking the medication I'm going to be back to square one. How did this work out for you @kas1792 ? Thank you

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@xopinkchampagne

Did this problem ever resolve for anyone? I'm experiencing nearly exactly the same thing, I was treated for chlamydia two months ago and now I'm experiencing thick yellow discharge, pelvic pain and frequent urination. Went back to the clinic and all my tests for everything were negative, the nurse concluded I had PID and gave me an injection and a two week course of antibiotics, which my symptoms have definitely improved but not completely gone away. I'm worried that once I stop taking the medication I'm going to be back to square one. How did this work out for you @kas1792 ? Thank you

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Hi, @xopinkchampagne – welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Dealing with discharge, pelvic pain and frequent urination would be challenging. That sounds wise that you went back in to the clinic to get some testing and some answers.

You talked about being diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Here is some information on that diagnosis from Mayo Clinic that may be of interest to you https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pelvic-inflammatory-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20352594

@lifesha12 @rdrdhap @predictable @suzette @poppysmith @softame45 @travelgirl may have some thoughts for you on where you may stand with the symptoms at this juncture in your antibiotics course or on pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).

You talked about your symptoms improving and yet not going away entirely, @xopinkchampagne. Are you at the end of your antibiotics course? Have you mentioned your concerns to the doctor about being back to square one when you are done with the medication?

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@lisalucier

Hi, @xopinkchampagne – welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Dealing with discharge, pelvic pain and frequent urination would be challenging. That sounds wise that you went back in to the clinic to get some testing and some answers.

You talked about being diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Here is some information on that diagnosis from Mayo Clinic that may be of interest to you https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pelvic-inflammatory-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20352594

@lifesha12 @rdrdhap @predictable @suzette @poppysmith @softame45 @travelgirl may have some thoughts for you on where you may stand with the symptoms at this juncture in your antibiotics course or on pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).

You talked about your symptoms improving and yet not going away entirely, @xopinkchampagne. Are you at the end of your antibiotics course? Have you mentioned your concerns to the doctor about being back to square one when you are done with the medication?

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Hi @lisalucier , thank you for getting back to me. Yes it has been a challenging and stressful situation for me as I wasn't experiencing any issues at all until I contracted chlamydia, and it's all been a bit of a downward spiral from there really. It's also been difficult considering all my tests results are negative yet I'm still having unexplained symptoms.

My doctor diagnosed me with PID although no actual cause was found, but she couldn't see any other explanation for my symptoms. I have completed my course of antibiotics and the discharge has gone, my pelvic pain has almost completely subsided although I'm still slightly tender and uncomfortable, is this normal? However I'm still experiencing discomfort in my urethra (more my urethra rather than bladder) which gets worse as my bladder fills and is causing frequent urination, this wasn't happening until all of this although the doctor told me frequent urination probably wasn't related to the PID. I've been tested for a UTI which came back negative, so I'm not really sure where to go with that now.

I have discussed my concerns with my doctor and she has arranged for me to have a pelvic ultrasound scan at the hospital in two weeks to check everything is as it should be which I'm glad about as hopefully it will put my mind at ease.

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I too am having many of these issues (burning or discomfort at the tip of my urethra and frequent urination, occasionally having shooting pains in my groin) after contracting and getting treated for chlamydia however, I believe I’m the first male on this post. I have been to a urologist and had 3 tests all coming back negative. I would love some help as it’s now been over a month since my treatment has finished and still having these issues. Also, have any of you had sexual contact with your partner after negative results came back? Did your partner contract anything?

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@xopinkchampagne Sorry for the delayed response I was traveling for work.
If I had to take a wild guess. It sound like you got an yeast infection from the medication? But I am far from being a Dr.. I know I have had that happen taking certain antibiotics. By any chance does that happen to be a side effect of any the medications you were given? I have entire body rashes from taking taking antibiotics. I even had an antibiotic put sores in my mouth. The same happened to my kids when they were little too.
Of course the Doctors don't want to admit it was caused the medicine they gave you.

Look at the even the most least likely side effect. Sometimes you can be the lucky one to get that. I know I have been.

Let us know how your ultra sound goes?

Hope your feeling better soon!

I know onetime a reaction to a medicine took me months to get over.. UGH.. I was livid.. I try to take as little medicine as I can, after that episode happened to me.

Jackie

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@xlexflashx

I too am having many of these issues (burning or discomfort at the tip of my urethra and frequent urination, occasionally having shooting pains in my groin) after contracting and getting treated for chlamydia however, I believe I’m the first male on this post. I have been to a urologist and had 3 tests all coming back negative. I would love some help as it’s now been over a month since my treatment has finished and still having these issues. Also, have any of you had sexual contact with your partner after negative results came back? Did your partner contract anything?

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@xlexflashx Welcome to connect. And I am so sorry you are having issues after treatment. Have you been back to the DR? Have you gone for a second opinion with another DR? I sure would if I was you.

Thank You for sharing with us.

All my best..
Jackie

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I'm very curious as well to know if anyone got that resolved. I've been having the same symptoms for a few weeks now while std test are coming back negative.
As a male though I also get sensitive testicles.

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@k_rol

I'm very curious as well to know if anyone got that resolved. I've been having the same symptoms for a few weeks now while std test are coming back negative.
As a male though I also get sensitive testicles.

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Hello, @k_rol – welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect.

You might be interested in this Mayo Clinic Symptom Checker https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptom-checker/select-symptom/itt-20009075.

You mentioned having similar symptoms as those in this discussion. Will you share a bit more about your symptoms? Are you having pressure, burning, increased urination, cramping or other symptoms?

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